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Prekindergarten Application/Screening Process Extended Through July

Click image to download flyer.The OPS Early Childhood Department is extending the application/screening process for its prekindergarten program through the month of July. (Click on the image to download the flyer.)

To be eligible for the program, your child must be 4-years-old on or before July 31, 2014, and must reside within the Omaha Public Schools' boundaries.  To apply for the program, you must complete an application and you must have your child screened.

Applications can be obtained from the Student Placement Office at TAC:  

3215 Cuming St.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Appointments are now being taken for screenings at TAC for Monday afternoons in July.  Call 402-557-2443 to schedule an appointment.

Please bring your child and the following documents to your appointment:     

Your child's legal birth certificate
Current immunization records
Proof of address - Utility bill (OPPD, MUD,
Cox Cable, CenturyLink)
Document from Health & Human Services

 If you have questions regarding the OPS prekindergarten program, please call 402-557-2727.

NEW!  Wakonda Elementary now recruiting 3 and 4 year olds for early childhood classrooms in 14-15 school year. Click here for more information.

Central High School to Present its 100th Annual Road Show

Central High School has a longstanding tradition of highlighting the talent of its student body and this year is no exception. Final preparations are in full swing for Central High School's annual Road Show. "Sailing Through the Century" is set to take center stage this Friday and Saturday (May 2 and 3) in Central's auditorium.

To salute the rich heritage of the show and its 100th anniversary, the Central High Alumni Association is sponsoring an Alumni Road Show, which will allow previous generations of Eagles to return to their alma mater for one more performance on Thursday night. Peter Buffett will headline the show and thirteen acts performed by graduates spanning the 1960s to the present day will take to the stage.

The much anticipated annual Road Show highlighting the talents of current Central students is scheduled for Friday night and two performances on Saturday.  Twenty-nine acts will be highlighted during the show.

The schedule of performances and dinner follows:
  • Thursday, May 1 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 2 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 3 - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Pasta Dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost - $6/person, $24/family ages 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Tickets for the Road Show are $10/adults and $8/students for general admission seating. Call 402-557-3332 to order tickets in advance or may be purchased at the door.

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A Salute to the Greatest Generation and Benson JROTC Cadets

A Salute to the Greatest Generation and Benson JROTC Cadets

Nebraska state Sens. Bob Krist and Burke Harr co-sponsored Legislative Resolution 465 recognizing Benson High Magnet’s JROTC for their 20-year tradition of excellence and for being selected to represent the state of Nebraska during the 70th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Parade in Normandy, France, on June 6, 2014.  A ceremony was held on Friday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m., in Benson’s gym for the reading of LR 465.  The ceremony recognized the Cadet Corps as well as three WWII veterans: Capt. Roy Long, U.S. Army; Cpl. John Dickinson, U.S. Marine Corps and Radioman Petty Officer 1st Class Ed Cohn, U.S. Navy. In attendance during the ceremony were Sen. Harr; Matt Scanlan, OPS board member; Toba-Cohen Dunning, executive director of the Omaha School's Foundation; retired Lt. Col. Jeff Flagg, director of Army instruction for the Omaha Public Schools and Jerry Bexten, director of education initiatives, for the Sherwood Foundation.

                                                         Resolution 465 Passed by the 103rd Nebraska Legislature, Second Session

Introduced by Krist, 10; Harr, 8

WHEREAS, the Benson High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was originally chartered at Benson High School in September 1936,
                   one of the original such programs in Omaha; and

WHEREAS, the Benson High School JROTC is an outstanding program, having earned for the 20th consecutive year the coveted Honor Unit with
                   Distinction and Gold Star designation and award; and

WHEREAS, the Benson High School JROTC has been selected to represent the State of Nebraska at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the
                  June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Europe, which will take place in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOVLED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE HUNDRED THIRD LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, SECOND SESSION:

That the Legislature encourages Nebraskans to support the Benson High School JROTC in their efforts to attend the events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe.

That the Legislature salutes the Benson High School JROTC and designates Friday, March 28, 2014 as Benson JROTC Day.

                                                                                                 State of Nebraska Proclamation

WHEREAS, The Benson High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was originally chartered at Benson High School in September 1936,
                   one of the original such programs in Omaha; and

WHEREAS, The Benson High School JROTC is an outstanding program, having earned for the 20th consecutive year, the coveted Honor Unit with
                   Distinction and Gold Star designation and award; and

WHEREAS, The Benson High School JROTC has been selected by the Normandy D-Day Selection Committee of the Department of Defense to represent
                    the State of Nebraska and to attend the 70th Anniversary of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of Europe; and

WHEREAS, All citizens are encouraged to support the Benson High School JROTC in their efforts to attend the Normandy celebration.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Dave Heineman, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 28th day of March, 2014 as

                                                                                                            BENSON JROTC DAY

                                  in Nebraska and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due not of the observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this Twenty-fourth day of March,
                                       in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen.

 

 

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OPS students participate in Omega Psi Phi's Educational Tour


Twenty-seven OPS students recently participated in Omega Psi Phi’s Educational Tour to Washington, D. C. sponsored by the Beta Upsilon Chapter. Students are members of the organization’s Project Manhood & Friends mentoring program. Project
 Manhood & Friends educates students on key principles that will be necessary for them to successfully transition from adolescents to adults. 

During the three-day trip, the group visited the following memorials: Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World War II, Vietnam Veterans, The Three Soldiers, Vietnam Women’s and the Korean War. They also toured the White House, Howard University and the United States Capitol. 

“This tour gave students a chance to function outside of their comfort zone,” said Trevis Sallis, the program’s coordinator and supervisor of the OPS Transportation Department. “The experiences the students shared have created a lifelong memory.”